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this is way closer to hip-hop chillwave than lex will ever admit

i still don't know what chillwave is, specifically! is it the same as witch house? i like some of that.

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

i don't get this in the slightest - yeah it's trebly but it feels so clean, and there are so many ingredients (plus a ton of echo) that all three tracks have this incredibly majestic feel for me - these really overwhelming waves of sound that sound particularly amazing on club speakers. i love how detailed they are - that twinkling motif on "wut", the synth melody coming in towards the end of "every time", the whistle mid-"showstoppa". a lot of the higher-end melodies owe quite a bit to the more abstract grime productions of the mid-00s, and there's a huge juke influence in the beats (esp "showstoppa").

I think Matt is saying that the actual synth sounds used are tightly associated with grimier music. Certainly when I was listening to this I got a sense of musical density but nothing came close to coming across as "majestic", rather more like this is the sound of rave kids fucking in slow motion.

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

"showstoppa" is prob the most majestic of the three for me? i always think of a red carpet rolling out in space.

girl unit's also done two u&k mixes this year which probably help "explain" where his own aesthetic comes from -

http://palmsout.net/2010/girl-unit-mix-2010/
http://www.xlr8r.com/podcast/2010/08/girl-unit

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think i could see where yr. coming from re: "majestic" if i heard this in better quality. otoh every sound seems like it's probably in the roland mc-505 that i never figured out how to use.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

like basically it's hard for me to get "majestic" out of a track that sounds like Skin Up played at half tempo

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 18:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's not intending to sound rich and deep and opulent because the actual synth sounds used are essentially the same kind of fake chiptune noises you hear on the Ikonika album, it's harking back to a particular 90s nostalgic way of sounding shimmery, and the cheapness of the sound is part and parcel of that. You compare it to the sounds on, say, the We Love album and one obviously sounds like they've gone to the trouble of making it sound rich and full and textured and the other hasn't, and probably isn't interested in doing so. It sounds preset-y basically.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 19:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

a lot of the higher-end melodies owe quite a bit to the more abstract grime productions of the mid-00s

Exactly! Grime wasn't meant to sound opulent, it was meant to sound like cheap dirty beat-em-up music.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 19:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

This thread title makes me want to bump "Superthug" at high volume.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 19:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

just for comparison's sake, this is the Skin Up track this stuff reminded me of:

The majestic sounds of Skin Up (HI DERE), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 21:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

i like this!

i feed these skreets (tpp), Thursday, 28 October 2010 15:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

nice post on this at passion of the weiss

http://passionweiss.com/2010/10/28/sach-o-girl-unit-%E2%80%93-wut/

prolego, Thursday, 28 October 2010 20:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

man this song is addictive

catalina whiney ilxor (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 22:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

WUT WUT WUT bay bay be bay be bay be bay be baybebaybe

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

yessssss

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

i feel like this should be a beat for a rapper that doesn't currently exist. we need to invent a rapper.

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

also it's awesome and hilarious to me that there is a gravediggaz youtube in this thread

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

WUT WUT WUT

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 October 2010 23:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

This is nice isn't it? Kind of a midpoint between Joker, Sinden and Jackie Chain. I dig.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 29 October 2010 10:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's awesome and hilarious that Skin Up is on this thread :-D

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 29 October 2010 10:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

find it strange that people "don't know what to do" with this ina post dubstep'n'crunk'n'Salem world.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 29 October 2010 10:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

shit dude, post-salem world already?

bear, bear, bear, Friday, 29 October 2010 11:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

We can but hope.

Matt DC, Friday, 29 October 2010 11:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

this 'wut' track has been my jam for a few days now btw.. thx lex

bear, bear, bear, Friday, 29 October 2010 11:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

works better in a mix. hearing it as a single lessen the true potential of it. just IMO.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 29 October 2010 12:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

i feel like this should be a beat for a rapper that doesn't currently exist. we need to invent a rapper.

i thought the same thing at first, but i actually think Black Milk would sound tremendous over this

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, 29 October 2010 12:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

shit dude, post-salem world already?

― bear, bear, bear, Friday, 29 October 2010 12:00 (1 hour ago) Bookmark

Witch House is sooo early-2010s now. It's all about Swedish Industro-Bhangra in Hitchin these days.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 29 October 2010 13:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm into this but not as much as I feel I should be. Maybe I need to hear a better quality version. Still love Kingdom and the Deadboy remix of Drake's "Fireworks" if that restores my uk chillwave cred.

Tim F, Friday, 29 October 2010 14:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

Needs more

she say im down wih huh, i say bitch you alone
you lyin wit the flesh, lyin with the bone
she say i'm lyin wih huh, my mind in the SKREET
i say i'm not with me, i'm with she, i'm with she
now plane lights blinkin, off in da evenin
got me thinkin, wish i was leavin

She Got the Shakes, Friday, 29 October 2010 14:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

nothing needs more that

lol tea partiers and their fat fingers (HI DERE), Friday, 29 October 2010 15:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

those lyrics are great we should talk about that band more

markers, Friday, 29 October 2010 15:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

bumpin

the importance of being furnace (samosa gibreel), Friday, 29 October 2010 16:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

works better in a mix. hearing it as a single lessen the true potential of it. just IMO.

Show your work.

No Good, Scrunty-Looking, Narf Herder (Gukbe), Friday, 29 October 2010 16:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

Kingdom makes great use of it here: http://www.factmag.com/2010/07/30/fact-mix-171-kingdom/
<3 that mix so hard.

big jeans (lou), Friday, 29 October 2010 16:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

that mix is gone. grrr.

No Good, Scrunty-Looking, Narf Herder (Gukbe), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's in girl unit's own mixes that i linked upthread too

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

Gukbe- I'll send it to you.

big jeans (lou), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh, you can still get it here: http://kkingdomm.com/audio/factmix_july2010.mp3

big jeans (lou), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

awesome, thanks guys.

No Good, Scrunty-Looking, Narf Herder (Gukbe), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

WUT WUT WUT

hands-down the best UK dance track of the year – take it from me, i live in minneapolis and listen to neil young!

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

i am loving this track - i wasn't overly fond of "IRL" at the time but i should maybe reinvestigate

dinah shore, jr. (donna rouge), Friday, 29 October 2010 17:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

IRL is just horrible. Like having some massive lairy drunk smash into you on the dancefloor. And it's on every fucking set these guys put out.

Matt DC, Friday, 29 October 2010 21:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

Sometimes I wonder if all music in this vein was kinda ruined for me forever by the brilliance of Low Deep's "Straight Flush" - like I've actually burned out that part of my music retinas by staring at the sun too intently.

Tim F, Friday, 29 October 2010 22:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

works better in a mix. hearing it as a single lessen the true potential of it. just IMO.

Show your work.

― No Good, Scrunty-Looking, Narf Herder (Gukbe), Friday, October 29, 2010 4:51 PM (Yesterday)

why should I?

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Saturday, 30 October 2010 00:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

My this certainly does sound more impressive in high quality. Bass!

Tim F, Sunday, 31 October 2010 21:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

Night Slugs feature @ http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1254
Comes with a 47 minute mix.
Thanks Lex, WUT revisits me multiple times a day since the start of this thread :)

willem, Monday, 1 November 2010 11:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^ jam city's "arpjam" on that mix is fucking insanely good, really hope that gets a release this year

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Monday, 1 November 2010 20:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Kingdom slapping the vocals from Ciara's "Ride" on top of "Every Time" was one of many highlights when I saw him a few nights ago.

big jeans (lou), Tuesday, 2 November 2010 00:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh SHIT i'd've lost my shit at that

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Tuesday, 2 November 2010 00:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, he kind of had my jaw on the floor the whole time. :) Sorry to veer off-topic, but I have really treasured Kingdom's tracks, mixes and remixes this year. His monthly event here has been the source of many euphoric nights. Can't remember the last time I was inspired to go out so much.

big jeans (lou), Tuesday, 2 November 2010 00:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

i get the fbook invites to those and EVERY TIME wish i could go. and i've never managed to catch kingdom over here either - once this year i got to interview him but on the night had a deadline crisis; the time after that i was in spain; and he's coming over in a couple of weeks, when i...will be in miami

AARGH

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Tuesday, 2 November 2010 09:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just came back from the Night Slugs/Fade To Mind showcase at SXSW. Saw Nguzunguzu, Kingdom w/Kelala, L-Vis and Bok Bok. The whole night was good, but L-Vis/Bok Bok were the highlight, and yes, they did Bring In Da Katz.

Moodles, Saturday, 16 March 2013 07:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

speaking of Bok, his new Fade to Mind mix is very good (and ends with 151 Feva Gang!)

http://soundcloud.com/fadetomind/fademix003-bok-bok

cunnilingus ah um (The Reverend), Saturday, 16 March 2013 19:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

i once witnessed bok bok step (barefoot) on a slug at night. he wasn't v amused at the irony

this is a perfect two-sentence story

shit tie (Jordan), Saturday, 16 March 2013 19:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

yes otm

cunnilingus ah um (The Reverend), Saturday, 16 March 2013 20:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

saw Bok last night, he played a good but predictable set to a small, fairly wack crowd with too many dudes. I went to the monthly rare soul night at the same club last weekend and it was way more popping :/

Fred by Durst (The Reverend), Saturday, 4 May 2013 17:15 (11 months ago) Permalink

what'd he play?

the late great, Saturday, 4 May 2013 19:43 (11 months ago) Permalink

All the stuff I recognized was ns/ftm, some of which was p old ("irl" "stalker ha"), some new ("bank head", "ballad 4ad"). The stuff I didn't recognize was either on the techy side or ballroom trax

Fred by Durst (The Reverend), Saturday, 4 May 2013 20:07 (11 months ago) Permalink

ah yeah

i've heard a ton of good things about bok bok as a DJ but have yet to hear a set that really blows me away

the late great, Saturday, 4 May 2013 23:09 (11 months ago) Permalink

The other time I saw him (sept. '11) he was amazing tho

Fred by Durst (The Reverend), Saturday, 4 May 2013 23:48 (11 months ago) Permalink

Heh. The promoter has euphemistically described last night's show as "cozy". And apparently RL Grime has sold out the same spot tonight.

Fred by Durst (The Reverend), Sunday, 5 May 2013 00:02 (11 months ago) Permalink

Fisher 18-29 (62.1%) from 3 in playoffs.

moullet, Wednesday, 8 May 2013 02:53 (11 months ago) Permalink

obvious epic wrong thread.

moullet, Wednesday, 8 May 2013 02:54 (11 months ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

new jam city is really out there

https://soundcloud.com/nightslugs/500-years-clip

the late great, Saturday, 5 October 2013 20:03 (6 months ago) Permalink

reminds me of CONEMELT

http://www.last.fm/music/Conemelt/PT026

the late great, Saturday, 5 October 2013 20:07 (6 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

jam city album is really good.

brimstead, Sunday, 22 December 2013 10:54 (3 months ago) Permalink

classical curves i mean

brimstead, Sunday, 22 December 2013 10:54 (3 months ago) Permalink

Classical Curves is so weird but so good. Also really enjoying the new Egyptrixx album, feels a lot more intimate than I would expect from Night Slugs.

boxedjoy, Sunday, 22 December 2013 20:51 (3 months ago) Permalink

i haven't really figured it out yet

the late great, Sunday, 22 December 2013 20:52 (3 months ago) Permalink

I'm still trying to absorb it too. So far it strikes me as much more of a straight up techno direction compared to the last one.

Ornate Coleman (Moodles), Monday, 23 December 2013 02:06 (3 months ago) Permalink


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